Category: Education and Youth

Celebrate Reading at Pittsburgh’s 15th Annual “Alphabet Trail and Tales” This Saturday

Celebrate Reading at Pittsburgh’s 15th Annual “Alphabet Trail and Tales” This Saturday

Each year Citiparks celebrates the joy of reading with “Alphabet Trail and Tales.” This annual event is free for the whole family and focuses on early and elementary literacy. Children follow the Alphabet Trail from A to Z where the best in children’s books is presented.

Mayor William Peduto Helps Kindergarteners Kickoff the First Day of School

Mayor William Peduto Helps Kindergarteners Kickoff the First Day of School

Mayor William Peduto’s Healthy Together enrollment campaign, made possible thanks to a $200,000 grant from the National League of Cities (NLC), partnered Thursday with the United Way of Allegheny County and Ready Freddy to reach families at Pittsburgh Langley K-8 on the first day of kindergarten.

Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order Creating Early Childhood Education Task Force

Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order Creating Early Childhood Education Task Force

Mayor William Peduto today named a Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Early Childhood Education to help the city seek funding for a preschool development grant program the White House announced in the Hill District earlier this month.

US Sec. of Education Duncan Joins Mayor Peduto & NLC for Early Childhood Education Conversation

US Sec. of Education Duncan Joins Mayor Peduto & NLC for Early Childhood Education Conversation

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Pittsburgh today on the first of a two day community forum to discuss early childhood education initiatives in Pittsburgh.

The Center for Women: Helping Women in Transition

The Center for Women: Helping Women in Transition

People’s lives often don’t follow a straight trajectory. For women in particular, the death of a spouse, a divorce, a separation, or the need to leave an abusive relationship can turn a woman’s life upside-down. A woman facing such a major change may need legal and financial help. She may have to enter the job market for the very first time. She may have never handled her financial affairs. She may have lost her health insurance that was provided through her spouse’s job. She may need to find a new place to live for the first time in decades. The Center for Women helps these women in their goal to obtain financial literacy and economic independence.

Time to Get a Summer Job!

Time to Get a Summer Job!

Interested in a summer job as a lifeguard? The Citiparks Aquatic Division is looking for you! They are still recruiting lifeguards for the 2014 summer season. Lifeguards must be City of Pittsburgh residents and at least 16 years of age by May 30, 2014. The starting pay rate is $8.82 an hour. If you are interested in working as a lifeguard for Citiparks, please contact the Aquatic Division Office at 412-323-7928. You can view more details on their recruitment flyer here.

Applications for the 2014 Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program Now Available

Applications for the 2014 Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program Now Available

Mayor William Peduto, the City of Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Partnership, are pleased to announce the 2014 Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program (PSYEP) and the release of applications. This locally-funded summer employment program has the potential to employ over 500 youth workers, allowing the youth to gain valuable work experience, earn wages and contribute to Pittsburgh’s economic growth. The 2014 Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program is made possible through allocations by Mayor William Peduto and Pittsburgh City Council. Current funding is around $1,300,000. Additional sources are still being sought.

Remarks by Mayor William Peduto on Children’s Health Care

Remarks by Mayor William Peduto on Children’s Health Care

In conjunction with meetings by the National League of Cities, Mayor William Peduto is addressing a meeting on Cities Expanding Children’s Access to Health Care. Excerpts of his remarks are below.

Interested in Pittsburgh Public School Finances? Attend a Community Meeting!

Interested in Pittsburgh Public School Finances? Attend a Community Meeting!

There’s been great interest in our school finances since Pittsburgh Public Schools issued their “Whole Child, Whole Community: Building a Bridge to the Pittsburgh Promise” report in December. Due to that interest, Pittsburgh Public Schools have been hosting community meetings to discuss the report..

Mayor Peduto Reminds Students to Apply for Public Education Task Force

Mayor Peduto Reminds Students to Apply for Public Education Task Force

City high school students, don’t miss your chance to tell Mayor Peduto what to do. The deadline is next week for Pittsburgh Public Schools high schoolers to apply for a spot on Mayor William Peduto’s task force on public education. The 21-member body will meet through the spring and summer to study and recommend ways to strengthen our public schools and surrounding communities, and issue a report at the start of the next school year. For more information on the task force, click here.